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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
The Very Rev. George Reindorp

Contributors

Unknown: Very Rev. George Reindorp

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Christmas readings selected and read by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Read By: David Scott Blackhall

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and present
WE WERE THERE: 2
John Snagge recalls outstanding events at which he was present
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge
Produced By: John Powell

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke
Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins discusses a work or theme of current interest

: RECITAL

Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Hark what a sound (BBC H.B. 32) New Every Morning, page 11 Psalm 66 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 59. vv. 12-21
0 for a faith that will not shrink
(BBC H.B. 310)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: DISC DOODLING

by Flotsam
(B. C. Hilliam ) at the piano with the help of records

Contributors

Unknown: C. Hilliam

: LET'S FIND OUT

from
Lord Birkett
Privy Councillor and lately Lord Justice of Appeal
Denis Norden Scriptwriter
Four teenagers ask the questions
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Peter Haigh Produced by Edward Taylor
Recorded broadcast of August 18 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor. Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Harry Mortimer in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: PIANO REFLECTIONS

Music and memories from
Norman Hackforth at the piano

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Hackforth

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of the Irish Guards
Conducted by Major C. H. Jaeger Director of Music
The waltzes played by Anton and his Orchestra

Contributors

Conducted By: Major C. H. Jaeger

: A SHRED OF EVIDENCE

by R. C. SHERRIFF adapted for broadcasting by the author
Production by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Production By: Val Gielgud

: BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS

Voice and Viola Trio
Maureen Lehane (contralto) Victor Manton (viola)
Susan Bradshaw (piano) Part of the recorded broadcast of October 20

Contributors

Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Viola: Victor Manton
Piano: Susan Bradshaw

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Christmas Stuffing: Andrew Douglas remembers details to make your mouth water!
Gold Haloes and Green Strings: Elizabeth Muntz tells a Christmas story about a little boy
Your Christmas Competition: Ideas you might like to try
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Douglas
Unknown: Elizabeth Muntz
Presented By: John Dunn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Smokey
A dragion's tale in four parts by Margaret Potter
Music composed by Henry Reed
The story told by Graham Roberts Music played by Jimmy Leach Produced by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Potter
Composed By: Henry Reed
Told By: Graham Roberts
Played By: Jimmy Leach
Produced By: Trevor Hill
The Inventor: Geoffrey Banks
Cuthbert: Patricia Birch
The King: Frederic Wilson
The Chamberlain: Francis Winfield

: MOSTLY JAZZ

with the Club Five Group Jimmy Walker , leader (piano) Bill Harrington (tenor sax) Ross Neville (clarinet)
Vic Mortiboys (string bass) Garry Allcock (drums)
Introduced by Michael Ford
Presented by Shirley Franklin

Contributors

Leader: Jimmy Walker
Tenor: Bill Harrington
Clarinet: Ross Neville
Clarinet: Vic Mortiboys
Bass: Garry Allcock
Introduced By: Michael Ford
Presented By: Shirley Franklin

: WRITE ME A LETTER

The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas

: Presenting Thi. Week

Review of forthcoming programmes

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas-, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: The Changing Face of Croydon

At the end of millenary year Croydon is mid-way through its substantial re-development plans and further rebuilding is scheduled.
How these changes are affecting the town and townspeople is considered in this programme.
Presented by Kenneth Pragnell

Contributors

Presented By: Kenneth Pragnell

: From the Local Press

A weekly review of what the papers in south-east England are saying

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Elgar
Overture: Cockaigne
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by the composer
Serenade (The Wand of Youth, Suite
No. 1)
London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Three Bavarian Dances
London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

A selection of recorded wit, musdc, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd including
Charles Richardson
Fables for Our Time by James Thurber
' The Unicorn in the Garden'
*
Michael Frayn with Gareth Morgan and Kenneth Dight
' A Pain in My Operands '
James Drake
' We Had a Turtle ' by R. H. Young
Ivor Cutler , of Y'Hup, o.M.P. ' Scratch My Back '
*
Hermione Gingold with Allan McClelland mehitabel and her kittens by don marquis
«
Eric Francis with members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
' I think he's drunk, dear ' by Oscar Kettle
Continued in next column
Allan McClelland and Eric Lugg
' Spriggs '

Ken Nordine
'What Time is It?'
*
Stephens and McDowell
' Listen ' by Derek Lowe
*
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin Edited and produced by John Bridges

Contributors

Introduced By: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Charles Richardson
Unknown: James Thurber
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Gareth Morgan
Unknown: Kenneth Dight
Unknown: James Drake
Unknown: R. H. Young
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Hermione Gingold
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Ken Nordine
Unknown: Derek Lowe
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges

: SCAMPS IN PARADISE

A Christmas fairy tale by G. M. MARTENS and ANDRE OBEY
Translated and adapted by Cynthia Pughe
Boule Verbuyck and Rietje Rans are two peasants with a mission. On the eve of Christmas they set out to take sweets and toys to the village children. But before they can say * Merry Christmas' they find themselves in An Other-World—or do they?
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: G. M. Martens
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Adapted By: Boule Verbuyck
Produced By: Norman Wright
Boule Vetbuyck: Norman Shelley
Rietje Rane: Haydn Jones
Flavi'e: Ella Milne
Goeleke: Sulwen Morgan
Djakke: Gareth Morgan
Manse Lappers: Kathleen Helme
Sexton: Eric Anderson
Duke of Alba: Howieson Culff
The Virgin Mary: Anne Cullen
St Michael: Hugh Dickson
St Peter: George Merritt
Policeman: Charles Simon
Mentie: Peter Claughton
Wies: Douglas Storm
Little boy: Nerys Kerfoot

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News and Comment from at home and abroad

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Joan Barker (piano) plays music associated with Spain

Contributors

Piano: Joan Barker

: Close Down









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